"You do not need the support of the American devil in protecting the occupying entity so that it can exterminate the people of Gaza with no disturbance," Houthi added, stressing that "international navigation is safe."
His message followed an announcement by Brussels of the official launch of the EU naval operation codenamed Aspides - Greek for shield.
"I welcome today's decision ... Europe will ensure freedom of navigation in the Red Sea, working alongside our international partners. Beyond crisis response, it's a step towards a stronger European presence at sea to protect our European interests," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said via social media.
Comment: The EU is becoming more and more like NATO on steroids if that is possible. The EU leadership is not serving the interests of their people and obviously don't ask for their opinions. Like in any pathocracy, they feel themselves apart from the people and only care for their own self-interests.